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Gojal Hunza Autumn Tour

Gojal Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan
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Duration

11 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on an unforgettable autumn tour of Gojal Valley, a hidden gem within Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region. Known for its natural beauty, Gojal Valley is gaining popularity as a must-visit destination. With 90% of top-rated attractions highlighted by real travelers and bloggers, Upper Hunza’s Gojal Valley stands out. From the mesmerizing Attabad Lake to the historic Ondra Fort, the majestic Ghulkin and Passu glaciers, and the iconic Passu suspension bridge, there’s so much to explore. Discover Khunjerab National Park, journey through the Khunjerab Pass, and immerse yourself in the charm of Shimshal, Chipurson, and Misgar valleys. Join us on this autumn tour to Gojal Valley, where we’ll guide you through its welcoming villages and celebrated attractions. Experience the true essence of autumn’s beauty and cultural richness.

Highlights

  • Islamabad City Tour
  • Taxila City Tour
  • Hike to Passu glacier
  • Attabad Lake boating
  • Khunejrab Pass day excursion
  • Visit of Baltit and Altit fort
  • Hike to Ondra Poygah
  • Visit Passu suspension bridge
  • Explore Ghulkin, Gulmit and Passu villages

Itinerary

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Day 01: Islamabad

Upon your arrival in Islamabad, our experienced guide and skilled driver will warmly welcome you at the international or domestic terminal of Islamabad International Airport. Alternatively, if you have a preferred location, our team will gladly meet you there. Following the introduction, you will be escorted to your designated hotel in Islamabad for a comfortable check-in and rest.

Day 02: Islamabad - Chilas

Embark on a remarkable journey as we drive to Chilas via the renowned Karakoram Highway, our chosen route that winds through the captivating Kohistan Valley while tracing the graceful course of the Indus River. This scenic drive will treat you to stunning landscapes and an immersive experience of the region's natural beauty.

Alternatively, if the Babusar Pass is open during your tour, we will opt for this route through the scenic Naran Valley. This shorter yet equally picturesque route includes several stops, including at the enchanting Lulusar Lake and the majestic Babusar Pass at an elevation of 4170 meters.

Upon our arrival in Chilas, a warm welcome awaits from the hotel staff. We ensure a seamless transition to the next phase of your adventure. Get ready to unwind and settle in as you're transferred to your hotel, where comfort and relaxation await.

Day 03: Chilas – Passu/Gulmit/Ghulkin

Our journey unfolds with a visit to the Nanga Parbat Viewpoint, where the world's 9th highest peak, Nanga Parbat, stands tall at 8126 meters. This breathtaking sight paints a vivid picture of nature's grandeur and majesty.

Continuing forward, our next moment of discovery takes us to the Junction Point of Three Great Mountain Ranges. Here, an awe-inspiring convergence occurs as the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Hindu Kush mountain ranges meet. This unique spectacle of nature is further enriched by the merging of two significant rivers: the Indus River and the Gilgit River. This harmonious union of elements showcases the remarkable beauty and geological significance of the region.

As we continue our journey, the Remains of the Old Silk Road in Chalt Nagar Valley beckon. These historical remnants serve as a tangible link to the past, offering insights into the ancient trade routes that once traversed these lands.

Approaching the Rakaposhi Viewpoint, we take a moment to relish the captivating vistas. Rakaposhi, the 27th highest peak in the world, reaches an elevation of 7788 meters. Amidst these heights, we break for a delightful lunch, allowing you to indulge your senses in both culinary and visual splendor.

With lunch enjoyed and new insights gained, we proceed to your chosen destination of Passu, Gulmit, or Ghulkin. Upon arrival, a warm welcome and seamless transition to your hotel await you. Settle in and prepare to unwind, as a haven of comfort and relaxation opens its doors.

Note: Today's journey offers a tapestry of natural wonders, historical glimpses, and geographical marvels, showcasing the richness of the landscapes you are about to explore.

Note: Itinerary details are subject to change based on weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Our team remains dedicated to providing you with a memorable and safe journey throughout your tour.

Day 04: Passu/Gulmit/Ghulkin/Passu Glacier/Passu Suspension Bridge

Today's adventure leads us to the captivating upper Hunza region, where a tapestry of experiences awaits. Our day is dedicated to immersing ourselves in the natural beauty and cultural wonders of this picturesque area.

Our journey begins with a drive to the Zero Point at Shahabad Upper Borith. From here, we embark on a captivating hike that leads us to the awe-inspiring Passu Glacier. The vibrant colors of autumn enliven the trail, enhancing the already breathtaking scenery. As we hike, the surrounding landscape comes alive with the hues of the season.

Upon our return, we stop at the serene Borith Lake, where tranquility and vivid autumn colors converge. The shimmering waters reflect the changing leaves, creating a mesmerizing vista.

Our next destination takes us to the iconic Hussaini Suspension Bridge, a thrilling experience that offers not only excitement but also panoramic views of the landscape. The bridge becomes a vantage point to admire the beauty of the region.

In the heart of Gulmit village, we visit the Gulmit Old House, a treasure trove of history and culture. As we explore this architectural gem, we gain insights into the region's rich heritage and craftsmanship.

As the day draws to a close, we drive to the enchanting Ghulkin Village, known for its captivating beauty. Here, we immerse ourselves in the local charm and picturesque landscapes, creating memories that will stay with us long after the journey ends.

Throughout the day, the vibrant colors of autumn infuse each moment with magic, adding an extra layer of enchantment to our exploration.

Note: Itinerary details are subject to change based on weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Our team remains dedicated to providing you with a memorable and safe journey throughout your tour.

Day 05: Ghulkin/Gulmit/Passu – Shimshal Valley.

Our journey today takes us to one of Pakistan's remote gems, the renowned Shimshal Valley – often referred to as the "Land of Mountaineers." This hidden paradise promises a unique and enriching experience as we delve into its rugged beauty and local charm.

Setting off, we traverse the rugged landscapes along the Shimshal River, venturing along a narrow and challenging jeep track. The route itself is an adventure, providing us with a glimpse into the raw beauty of the region.

Upon our arrival in Shimshal, a world of exploration unfolds before us. This valley, celebrated for its mountaineering legacy, holds untamed beauty and a strong sense of community. As we explore the valley, the vibrant hues of autumn grace the scenery, adding an extra layer of magic to the landscape.

Throughout the day, we immerse ourselves in the enchanting colors of autumn, capturing the essence of this season's splendor in the midst of Shimshal's rugged terrain. This adventure promises to be a memorable journey into a world that blends natural beauty with cultural richness.

Day 06: Shimshal – Ghulkin/Gulmit/Passu

Today, we'll spend a delightful half-day exploring the valley's captivating beauty. It's a time to immerse ourselves in the natural wonders and cultural gems that await around every corner.

After a satisfying lunch, we'll begin our journey back to Ghulkin, Gulmit, or Passu, depending on your chosen destination. Upon arrival, your hotel welcomes you with open arms, providing a cozy haven where you can unwind and reflect on the day's wonderful experiences.

Day 07: Khunjerab / Khunjerav Pass – 4693m (Pakistan – China border) – Chipurson

Today, a full-day adventure awaits as we set off on an excursion to the breathtaking Khunjerab Pass. This high-altitude wonder offers a glimpse into the majestic landscape that graces this region. As we traverse its winding paths, the vibrant colors of autumn will accompany us, creating a picturesque canvas of beauty.

From its towering peaks to its serene surroundings, Khunjerab Pass leaves an indelible mark on all who visit. The autumn colors paint this landscape in a unique and enchanting palette, making the experience even more magical.

As the afternoon sun begins to descend, we'll start our journey back to Sost. En route, a visit to Misgar Village awaits, where local life and culture paint a unique picture of this remote region. Amidst the vibrant foliage of autumn, this village takes on a special charm.

Upon reaching Sost, a well-deserved lunch will be waiting. Energized and ready for more, we'll continue our drive, this time towards the enchanting Chipurson Valley. The autumn hues continue to accompany us, providing a backdrop of warmth and beauty.

As we arrive in Chipurson, a cozy guest house becomes our haven, providing comfort and tranquility against the backdrop of autumn's splendor.

As the afternoon sun begins to descend, we'll start our journey back to Sost. En route, a visit to Misgar Village awaits, where local life and culture paint a unique picture of this remote region.

Upon reaching Sost, a well-deserved lunch will be waiting. Energized and ready for more, we'll continue our drive, this time towards the enchanting Chipurson Valley. As we arrive, a cozy guest house becomes our haven, providing comfort and tranquility.

Day 08: Chipurson Valley – Karimabad (central Hunza)

Our day begins with a half-day dedicated to the wonders of Chipurson Valley. This hidden gem offers a canvas of natural beauty, waiting to be explored. Amidst the autumn colors that grace this landscape, we'll uncover the valley's secrets, from its picturesque vistas to its tranquil corners.

As the day progresses, we set off on a journey to Karimabad, a place that holds a special place in the heart of Hunza. Our route leads us through captivating sights: Attabad Lake, a natural marvel that shimmers with a cerulean hue, capturing the essence of nature's artistry; the Sacred Rocks of Hunza, ancient storytellers that reveal the rich history and culture of this land; and the historic Ganish Village, where time seems to stand still as we explore its charming streets.

Arriving in Karimabad, a seamless transition awaits as we transfer you to your hotel. With comfort and relaxation in mind, your accommodation offers a haven where you can unwind and reflect on the day's adventures.

Day 09: Karimabad (central Hunza)

Today brings a full day to dive into the wonders of Karimabad. This delightful spot invites us to unravel its cultural gems and stunning views.

Our first stop is the famous Baltit Fort, a historic treasure that has earned its place on the UNESCO World Heritage tentative list. Here, history comes alive as we explore its corridors and capture rooftop photos that become cherished memories.

From there, we take a leisurely walk to the lively Karimabad Local Bazaar. This bustling hub lets us experience the local vibes and sights in a relaxed way.

Next, we head to Altit to explore the Royal Garden and Altit Fortβ€”both of which are also on the UNESCO World Heritage tentative list. Each corner holds tales from the past and offers glimpses into the rich heritage of the region.

As the sun begins to set, we make our way to Duiker. This place is famous for its stunning sunsets. From the Sunset Point, we'll watch the sun paint the sky with gold over the snow-covered mountains of Hunza and Nagar valleys. It's a fitting end to a day filled with discoveries.

Day 10: Karimabad – Besham

Today, we say goodbye to the enchanting Hunza Valley and begin our drive back towards Islamabad. To make the trip more comfortable, we'll stop for the night in Besham. Our route follows the iconic Karakoram Highway, a road that offers both scenic beauty and memorable experiences.

During our journey, we'll take short breaks for a delicious lunch and to capture the stunning scenery in photographs.

Alternatively, if the Babusar Pass is open, we'll opt for this picturesque route and spend the night in the lovely Naran Valley. The landscapes along this route are simply breathtaking.

When we arrive in either Besham or Naran, we'll ensure a smooth transition by helping you settle into your hotel. A restful night awaits, providing the rejuvenation needed for the continuation of your journey.

As we bid farewell to Hunza Valley, we embrace the road ahead, filled with memories and excitement for what lies ahead.

Day 11: Besham – Islamabad – Fly to destination

Today, we come to the end of our shared adventure. Our day begins with a drive to Islamabad, allowing us to soak in the landscapes with brief stops for capturing stunning photographs. Our first destination is the Taxila Museum, a treasure trove of historical wonders closely tied to the Gandharan heritage. Here, the relics of Buddha and the rich tapestry of Buddhism are showcased, offering a glimpse into Pakistan's spiritual and cultural heritage.

As we continue our drive, we reach the vibrant city of Islamabad. Here, we delve into its urban charm and cultural highlights. Our exploration includes visits to the Faisal Mosque, an architectural marvel, and the iconic Pakistan Monument, symbolizing the nation's unity.

Further into the city, we stroll through the Islamabad Bazaar, where local flavors and crafts create a unique atmosphere.

As the sun sets, we ensure you're comfortably delivered to the Islamabad International Airport, providing you ample time before your flight. We sincerely hope your time on the Gojal Hunza Autumn Tour has been wonderful, filled with enriching experiences amidst the captivating beauty of Pakistan.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for choosing to explore Pakistan with Hunza Explorers. As we bid you farewell, we send you our warmest wishes for your journey ahead. May the memories you've made linger, and we eagerly await the chance to welcome you back to relish the vibrant beauty of Pakistan once more.

 

Included/Excluded

  • Experienced tour guide
  • Private Transport
  • Rooms on twin sharing
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Airport transfers
  • Visa supporting documents
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Tickets
  • International/domestic air ticket
  • Visa fee

Things to see

Altit Fort
Attabad Lake
Baltit Fort
Borith Lake
Chipurson valley
Duiker sunset point
Faisal mosque
Ganish village
Ghulapan
Ghulkin village
Gulmit
Karakorum Highway
Karimabad
Khunjerab national park
Khunjerab Pass
Khyber
Misgar valley
Passu glacier
Passu suspension bridge
Rakaposhi Viewpoint
Royal garden
Sacreds rocks of Hunza
Shimshal valley
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Tour's Location

Gojal Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan

FAQs

When is the best month to see autumn colors in Gojal valley?

The best month to witness autumn colors in Gojal Valley (Upper Hunza) is October. Full autumn starts in the region from the second week of October and lasts until the second week of November.

When is the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour available?

The Gojal Valley Autumn Tour is typically offered from September to November, allowing you to experience the beauty of fall foliage.

How can I book the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour?

Booking the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour is convenient. You can visit our official website, explore the tour details, and follow the straightforward booking process. Our team is also available to assist you.

Are the tours guided by experienced professionals?

Absolutely, our Gojal Valley Autumn Tour is led by experienced guides who provide insights, support, and ensure your safety and satisfaction throughout the journey

What are the highlights of the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour?

The Gojal Valley Autumn Tour highlights the breathtaking fall foliage, cultural encounters, and iconic attractions such as Attabad Lake, Khunjerab Pass, Ghulkin village, Gulmit village, Karimabad, Duiker, Hopper Valley and Ondra Fort.

Can I customize the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour itinerary?

Certainly! Our Gojal Valley Autumn Tour offers customizable options, allowing you to tailor the itinerary to your interests. Feel free to reach out to us for customization details.

Is accommodation included in the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour package?

Yes, comfortable accommodations are included in the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour package. You'll have a cozy retreat for relaxation during the tour.

Can you organize the tour from another city than Islamabad?

Yes, we can organize the tour from all city of Pakistan if it is a private tour, for fixed departure tours most are starting and ending in Islamabad

What types of activities can I expect during the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour?

Activities encompass sightseeing, cultural immersion, photography opportunities, and enjoying the awe-inspiring autumn landscapes.

What is the weather like during the autumn season in the tour destinations?

During autumn, the weather in the tour destinations is usually pleasant and cool, providing an ideal environment for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

Are meals provided during the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour?

Indeed, most tour packages include meals, allowing you to savor local flavors and enjoy a delightful culinary experience.

Is the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour suitable for families with children?

Absolutely, the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour caters to families and travelers of all ages. The diverse activities ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Can solo travelers join the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour?

Absolutely! The Gojal Valley Autumn Tour welcomes solo travelers, providing an opportunity to connect with fellow adventurers and explore together.

What safety measures are in place during the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour?

Safety is a priority. Our experienced guides are well-prepared to ensure your safety and adhere to guidelines, ensuring a secure and enjoyable journey.

Are there cultural experiences included in the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour itinerary?

Indeed, the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour includes cultural experiences, allowing you to engage with local communities, learn about their traditions, and immerse in their way of life.

What type of transportation is provided during the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour?

We provide comfortable and reliable transportation for the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour, ensuring a smooth and pleasant journey.

Are entrance fees to attractions covered in the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour package?

Yes, most entrance fees to attractions mentioned in the itinerary are covered in the package, ensuring a hassle-free exploration.

Can I extend my stay in the tour destinations after the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour concludes?

Absolutely, if you wish to extend your stay, we can assist in arranging additional accommodations and activities.

Are there any festivals or special events happening during the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour dates?

Local festivals or events might coincide with your tour dates. We stay updated on the local calendar and will inform you of any exciting happenings.

How does the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour promote responsible tourism?

We are committed to responsible tourism practices. Our tours are designed to minimize environmental impact and benefit local communities, preserving natural beauty and cultural heritage.

What makes the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour unique compared to other options?

The Gojal Valley Autumn Tour offers a distinctive blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, expert guidance, and customization, creating an unforgettable and enriching experience for travelers.

What destinations are covered in the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour?

The Gojal Valley Autumn Tour covers an array of captivating destinations, including:

1. Islamabad: The tour starts from Islamabad, where you'll gather before embarking on your journey.
2. Karakoram Highway: Experience a scenic drive along the iconic Karakoram Highway, offering stunning views of the landscape.
3. Karimabad: Explore the charming town of Karimabad, known for its cultural richness and local markets.
4. Duiker: Enjoy the panoramic vistas from Duiker, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and peaks.
5. Hopper Valley: Immerse yourself in the beauty of Hopper Valley, adorned with lush landscapes and traditional villages.
6. Attabad Lake: Witness the mesmerizing turquoise waters of Attabad Lake, a natural gem formed after a landslide.
7. Gulmit Village: Engage with the local culture in Gulmit village, known for its warm hospitality and traditions.
8. Ghulkin Village: Discover Ghulkin village and its unique attractions, offering insights into the local way of life.
9. Passu Glacier: Marvel at the grandeur of Passu Glacier, a spectacular natural wonder that will leave you in awe.
10. Borith Lake: Reflect in the serenity of Borith Lake, a tranquil alpine lake nestled amidst picturesque surroundings.
11. Hussaini Suspension Bridge: Cross the iconic Hussaini Suspension Bridge, an adventure in itself, and capture stunning views.
12. Khunjerab National Park: Explore Khunjerab National Park, home to diverse wildlife and offering panoramic landscapes.
13. Passu Village: Engage with the community in Passu village and gain insights into the local traditions.
14. Sost Town: Experience the vibrant culture of Sost town, a bustling hub near the Pakistan-China border.

The Gojal Valley Autumn Tour allows you to immerse yourself in these enchanting destinations, each offering its own unique charm and experiences.

What type of clothing should I carry for the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour?

Pack layers of clothing to adapt to varying temperatures. Comfortable walking shoes, a light jacket, and warm clothing are recommended for the cooler evenings.

What modes of payment are accepted for the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour?

We accept various modes of payment, including credit/debit cards, bank transfers, and online payment platforms. Details will be provided during the booking process.

Where does the Gojal Valley Autumn Tour start and end?

The Gojal Valley Autumn Tour commences and concludes in Islamabad. We pick up participants from Islamabad and drop them off at the same location, ensuring a seamless journey.

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